Obituaries

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Tue
13
Sep

Patricia Wolter

Patricia Wolter, 74, of Saint Olaf, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. She was born on Dec. 13, 1947, in Dyersville, the daughter of Elmer and Alma (Reis) Brunsmann.

 

Tue
30
Aug

Daniel A. Dennler

Daniel Austin Dennler was born Aug. 27, 1963, in West Union, the son of William and Barbara (Rainey) Dennler. Dan was raised on a dairy farm outside Elgin, on Hwy. 56. He graduated from Valley Community High School in Elgin. Dan’s career as a meat cutter was something he was proud of and enjoyed. His last employment was at Sam’s Club in Waterloo. On May 26, 1990, he married Dee Alshouse in Cedar Falls. They welcomed a daughter, Katelyn, in 1991. They later divorced but still remained close friends.

Tue
23
Aug

Monica L. "Teaka" Ayers

Monica “Teaka” Lynn Ayers, 68, of McGregor, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at her home. Teaka was born May 28, 1954, to John and Iretta (Clark) Elliott in Boscobel, Wis.

 

Tue
23
Aug

Diane B. Christenson

Diane Barbara Dickman Christenson, 82, died Monday, Aug. 15, at her home in Monona. Diane was born Sept. 5, 1939, in Monona, baptized Oct. 1, 1939, and confirmed May 21, 1953. All of Diane’s church acts were held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona. She graduated from MFL High School in 1957. During her high school years, she loved playing basketball and received honors in tennis and softball. After graduation, she packed her bags and moved to Minneapolis. She got a job as a secretary for an insurance company then soon after met her husband of 32 years, Jimmie D. Christenson.

Tue
23
Aug

Mark T. Schmidt

Mark Thomas Schmidt, a gentlemen, a scholar, and for many, a state of mind. He was called onward to the universe on May 18, 2022, where he was last known to be in the mountains and forest that he loved most. Mark showed up fashionably early on May 14, 1989. It was Mother’s Day and was thus declared the greatest Mother’s Day gift to his parents, Mary and Tom Schmidt, until the anesthesia wore off. Much to the chagrin of his two older brothers, who quickly realized none of their gifts could top his entrance into the world.

Fri
12
Aug

Maureen Bergan

Maureen Bergan, 80, died peacefully, with family at her side, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn., on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, from the effects of more than 30 years of living with rheumatoid arthritis. She faced every hardship in her journey with optimism, humor, positivity and a radiant smile. 

 

Tue
09
Aug

Susan E. Weller

Susan Eln Weller passed away peacefully on June 12, 2022. She was with her immediate family in San Diego, Calif. Susan was born Nov. 29, 1943, in Perry. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1962. She worked as an administrator at University of Iowa Hospital. In 1973, she moved to San Diego with her husband Terry and sons, Ted and Brian, resuming her career in hospital administration. She and Terry lived in San Diego until 1987. From 1987 to 2005, Susan and Terry lived in Detroit, Cleveland, Dallas, San Francisco etc., while establishing a part-time residence at the Weller family farm in National.

Thu
04
Aug

Steven C. Thomas

Steven Charles Thomas, 58, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He was born on April 7, 1964, in Manchester, the son of Charles and Helen (Krieg) Thomas. He was raised and educated in the Strawberry Point area, graduating from Starmont High School in 1982. Steve continued his education at Wartburg College, graduating in 1986. After graduating from college, Steve managed Spurgeon’s Department Stores in Marshalltown and Freeport, Ill. In 1990, Steve moved back to Strawberry Point and worked with his father at Thomas Interior Decorating.

Tue
02
Aug

Imogene I. Ihlenfeldt

Imogene Irene Ihlenfeldt, 99, of Gurnee, Ill., formerly of Farmersburg, died Wednesday, July 27, 2022. She was born May 21, 1923, near Clayton Center in Clayton County, to Arno and Leona (Lenth) Glawe. She lived nearly all her life in the Clayton County area and attended rural Macklenburg grade school and graduated from Farmersburg High School. 

Tue
02
Aug

Alice L. Bareis

Alice Lavonne (Gordon) Bareis passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, in her home in Marquette. She was born April 22, 1933, to Milton and Anna (Boese) Gordon in West Union. She attended Postville High School until she married Eugene Trudo on Jan. 11, 1949, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Clermont. This union produced five sons, Mike, Mark, Rick, Ronn and Dan. After their divorce, Alice united in marriage to Arthur Baries of Postville on May 12, 1972, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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